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How To Choose Wedding Entertainment at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

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Looking for a unique Georgia wedding venue that will leave your guests talking long after the sparkly send-off? If so, then look no further than the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center!

This beloved community arts center sits on 12 well-manicured, sprawling acres, right in the heart of metro Atlanta. Rich with history and full of special touches, it's the ideal place to exchange vows, especially if you're looking for something a little different. 

Of course, no event would be complete without the perfect entertainment! If you have your sights set on the Callanwolde, then our team can help you choose the perfect party band, vocalist, guitarist, or any other type of artist you prefer. 

Today, we're sharing a quick guide to help you narrow down your options and choose the right act for your big day!

Start With the Space

Wondering how to choose wedding entertainment? Start by taking a close look at the event space that your venue offers. At the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, you'll have access to 27,000 square feet of space, all enclosed within a breathtaking Georgian mansion. 

Within the Center, there are a few large-scale event rooms as well as smaller, more intimate settings. This means you don't have to let space dictate the type of entertainment you select. To choose the right spots for your big day, it's best to go ahead and schedule a tour

This way, you can get an up-close and personal view of the grounds, as well as the designated ceremony and reception areas available. As you walk around, picture the type of musician you envision serenading your guests. A representative from Callanwolde will walk around with you to discuss all of the details and plans you need to remember. 

Do you picture a jazz trio on the patio, playing all the favorite standards while your wedding party snacks on before-dinner hors d'oeuvres? If so, we can put you in touch with the iconic Moonlight Jazz Trio, an incredible band that could provide the perfect sounds for your special day.

Or, do you want to host a bigger party at the Center's indoor reception space? In that case, a live band is ideal. Consider a group like The Riot Band if you want to get everyone on their feet and over to the dance floor. 

Consider Your Personal Preference

Once you've found the perfect event space within the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, don't let the layout alone guide your entertainment decision. It's also wise to consider the personal musical preferences that you and your partner share.

A loud and energetic DJ might be perfect for some couples. In that case, someone like DJ Tony is sure to get the party started and the crowd clapping! Or, you might want a group that's a little more subdued to serenade your intimate, small gathering. 

In either case, our team of professionals can help you choose the perfect artist to complement your big day. If you're on the fence, we can also help you find an artist that caters to every musical taste. Why not consider a guitarist and vocalist like Josh Ford, who boasts a diverse, 300-song collection ranging from Elvis to Outcast? 

Browse the Online Gallery

Want to make sure that the entertainment you choose is perfectly matched to your venue? It's best to visit in person before you make this selection, so you can feel the vibe of the venue before you make a final choice. If you can't manage to attend an in-person tour, you can always view the virtual gallery for the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. 

In this gallery, you can see the different art collections featured at the Center. You can also learn more about past and upcoming exhibitions. By flipping through these images, it becomes clear that this particular venue is streamlined, spacious, and ultra-modern.

If you haven't chosen a musician yet, you can use these pictures to help you navigate the decision. An artsy entertainer like Flamenco Guitarist Witold could bring plenty of flair and contemporary style without competing with the venue's eye-catching collections. Plus, Witold's bio assures that his music is never too loud, which is ideal for those who prefer a quieter, more intimate celebration. 

Learn About Past Events

Sometimes, it helps to take a step back before you go forward. If you're still looking for the best Callanwolde Fine Arts Center wedding entertainment, start by looking at past events that have been hosted on the grounds. 

The Center offers its complete Events Calendar online, which visitors can browse to learn more about upcoming celebrations. Yet, did you know that you can also go backward on this page? Simply click the "Past Events" menu on the top left!

When you do, you'll quickly see that the space has been home to many different types of acts, from blues concerts to funk jams. Take the time to click through a few of the past events to gauge how your big day might feel.

Are you inspired by the Spring Concert Series held a few months ago at Callanwolde? If so, consider booking a guitarist like Keefe, who would fit right in with the series' acoustic spirit. Or, you might decide that you're ready to introduce the Center to an entirely new sound, and go in a different direction altogether!

Either way, it helps to view the calendar before you decide. This is also a smart way to make sure that the venue is available on your big day!

Celebrate the Magic at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

As you make preparations for your wedding, choosing the entertainment should be high on your list of priorities. The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a gorgeous place to say "I do" and will serve as a fantastic backdrop for any type of music you select.

Need a little help navigating this decision? Our team is here to help. We'll take every little detail into account and guide you toward the perfect entertainment that's just right for your special day. 

On our website, you can find bios and pictures of some of our featured bands and DJs. Feel free to take a look around and request a quote! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for more guidance.